Aug
04

Game 112: Hot hot hot

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The weatherman says it feels like 103° in Arlington, which by my estimation is really freakin’ hot. Luckily for the players it’s supposed to cool down to 99° by game time. That’s why God made air conditioning.

The Rangers are flying under the radar as one of baseball’s hottest teams (no pun intended), having gone 47-36 since May 1st, good for a .566 winning percentage. The messed-up part is that they’ve gone from 6.5 GB in the division to 11.5 GB because the Angels are just that damn good. It’s the same story, different year with them: They have scored the most runs in baseball by a significant amount. Yet they’ve also allowed the most runs in baseball, again by a significant amount. Luckily Milton Bradley (aka the man with highest OPS in the AL) has been bothered by a quad injury of late. So he may not be his usual self this series.

They love them some Alex Rodriguez in Texas; he should feel right at home with all the boos.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B – sans ‘stache
6. X(BH) Nady, LF
7. Cano, 2B
8. Pudge, C
9. J-Christ, CF

And on the mound, Joba “lower ERA as a starter than as a reliever despite three times as many IP” Chamberlain.

Notes: Melky is “hitting” .229-.278-.287 over his last 76 games, giving him the 4th worst OBP & the worstest SLG in the game over that time … That’s right, I said the worstest … Let’s stop beating around the bush and just say it: Melky Cabrera is the worst every day player in Major League Baseball … On the bright side, X. Nady shared AL Player of the Week honors, he’s been the anti-Melky since the trade …

Categories : Game Threads
  • Henry Chinaski

    night of Christians… C Garcia making his return to the NYY Tampa Rotation tonight. … Justin can NOT be worse than Melky

  • Jake

    Nice to see J. Christ in the line up.

    ;)

  • Ivan

    Well I guess they feel they didn’t want to rush Kennedy and didn’t felt like he was ready.

    Giese could be solid but I like him more as a long reliever than starter.

    Next time IPK.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Maybe they’d rather him start against a team that doesn’t boast a 3-4 combo of Tex and Vladdy. Not to mention an annoying little prick in Chone Figgins atop the lineup.

      • ceciguante

        speaking of which, how great was it to see figgins kick the ball yesterday? those guys handed us the game with a bow on it for a change.

    • ceciguante

      hughes threw 54 pitches the other night…anyone have an idea on when he’ll be considered for a return to the show? i’d love to see him log some starts instead of the current alternatives. despite that kennedy is already stretched out, hughes is the guy i’m excited about seeing…let’s get him up here soon!

  • Ivan

    Gotta liked this article in concern with Hughes.

    http://emedia.thetimes-tribune.....fault.aspx

    • ceciguante

      nice, thanks ivan. sounds like, barring setbacks, phil will get 2-3 AAA starts before being considered for a callup.

    • Jake

      Damn. I wish Phil would wear the goggles on the mound.

  • Newman

    J. Christ and God on the same roster. How do we not win every game?

  • Henry Chinaski

    thanks for post that IVAN, fuck it, that would be great if we could get the 2006 version of PHIl Franchise goin’ again

    and not for for nothing Chase Wright hasn’t given up a run so far in AAA- tonight so far no runs, no hits, no walks, 3 K’s against pawtuket

  • Henry Chinaski

    in 3 innings…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Have a question for you guys. In my MLB 08: The Show franchise, I’m using the Oakland A’s. I’m going back and forth on whether I should blow up the team or try to push through and get a Wild Card spot somehow.

    Mark Ellis (2B)
    Kurt Suzuki (C)
    Frank Thomas (DH)
    Jack Cust (LF)
    Matt Murton (RF)
    Mike Sweeney (1B)
    Eric Chavez (3B)
    Bobby Crosby (SS)
    Carlos Gonzalez(CF)

    Outside of Justin Duchscherer and Dana Eveland, my rotation is garbage. I have a pretty nice bullpen highlighted by Huston Street.

    I’m sure Street and Duchscherer are my top two trading chips, and I can fetch some nice young players for them. So should I blow up the A’s and do by best Billy Beane impersonation, or stick with the guys, make a little upgrade or two in the rotation, and have at it?

    • Ivan

      Blow it up.

    • Jake

      Keep Gonzalez, Street, Duchscherer and Santiago Casilla, the man formerly known as Jairo Garcia.

    • Jake

      Jamal, what’s your PSN?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        DonPadr1no

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Blow it up AND push for the WC, it’s freaking Playstation man! ;)

      My lineup:

      Giles, RF
      Murton (vs LHP) & Dellucci (vs RHP), LF
      Kouzmanoff, 3B
      Adrian, 1B
      Khalil, SS
      Edmonds, CF (started my Franchise before they cut him)
      Bard, C
      Ryan Raburn, 2B (Iguchi’s done for the year)
      Pitcher

      Scott Hairston leads my team in HR, RBI, XBH, OPS, just about everything despite being a bench player and PH deluxe. Heath Bell & Kevin Cameron out of the pen are just straight nasty. Hoffman’s just okay.

  • Batty

    I like Giese better as a reliever too – but I liked Rasner better than a reliever as well. Think that might get him back on track.

  • Jake

    How far away is Phil from returning

    • ceciguante

      see ivan’s link at 7:27. he’s set to throw 65-70 pitches on thursday in AAA. his last outing was 54 pitches at low-A. the word is he’s looking good right now.

      • Jake

        Yea got it after.

  • Jake

    Anyone else happy no Kay tonight?

    • Ivan

      Sweet Music to my ears.

  • DP

    I missed it, did they announce Giese on Friday?

    • Batty

      Via Pete Abe.

  • Steve

    URL=”http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3519111

    “In other news, ESPN is reporting that the Yankees are one of several teams that are being investigated for irregularities in bonus payments to their Latin American signees. About 20 team employees over about 5-6 teams are implicated in bonus skimming, in which they illegally have taken a portion of a player’s bonus. Kelvin DeLeon is mentioned as one of the players who might have been forced to pay a kickback. This doesn’t look good for the Yankees and the other teams involved (the Red Sox have already fired their Dominican scouting supervisor), and could lead to more regulation of the virtually laissez-faire Latin American market.”

    (Summary from MVN)

    I thought that previous story when they fired their scouting director after Michael Inoa had legs. Bad news for the Yanks and all the other teams involved. The FBI is in on the investigation and that means this story is NOT going to go away.

    This is the groundwork being laid for an international draft, and the Yanks will wind up on the bottom of that one like they are in the states.

  • Henry Chinaski

    Chase Wright no hitting Sox Pawtuket through 4

    • Fabio

      Can we wait for after the 5 inning before talking about nonos?

  • Henry Chinaski

    no no

  • Fabio

    Also, Ajax has 3 hits already, 2 doubles. His avg is up to .296.

  • Henry Chinaski

    going out for drinks now, leave you boys to it

  • Jake

    Any chance of a september call up for AJax?

    • Chip

      Not unless they have a place on the 40-man for him

    • Joey

      Nope, they taking it slow with him. I’ve heard mid 2009 a few times

      • Jake

        I have heard the same thing, but still. It’s nice to ponder.

        • Joey

          You never know, anythings possible with the Yanks…

          • Jack

            I thought they liked to keep guys like that in the clubhouse a couple of days. No playing time, just ride the bench a couple of days to get a taste. I could be wrong.

          • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

            you never know with hacky’s ongoing saga of teh suck.

  • Joey

    WTF is with the camera angle on “my27″ Rangers TV shit (through MLB.tv of course)?

    • Joey

      okay, better now. first few pitches the camera sucked

  • Joey

    Wonder if he donated the ‘stache to Locks of Love

    • Chip

      Don’t know if it quite met the 10 inch requirement

  • Samsonov KGB

    giambi looks like a kid again

  • Chip

    Clutch walk by A-Rod

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Keep making Padilla work in that heat baby…

  • Ivan

    Lets get some runs.

  • Ivan

    Giambi got a break there with that call.

  • Newman

    Wow, that was strike 3

    • Chip

      Yes it was

  • gxpanos

    Why does it sound like a little league game there tonight? This audio blows.

  • Batty

    Great at bat by Giambi.

  • Joey

    Ump got distracted by the shiny white skin on Giambi’s upper lip?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    GREAT at-bat by Giambi.

    • Joey

      Awesome, take what they give you baby!

  • Newman

    Who needs the stache?

  • Ivan

    Thanks Ump.

  • Newman

    Can the freekin Laptop Thief lend us a hand tonight please?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Thanks for the 1 pitch out, Ian.

  • Jake

    Pudge came out firing!

  • Ivan

    Why the fuck they are playing the fox beat?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    So much for Chase Wright’s no-no. And the shutout.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Alex Gordon to Clay Buchholz: “Next time when you steal some laptops, use it to get a better scouting report on me, bitch.”

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Heh, hitting a homer off Clay Buchholz isn’t exactly as prestigious as winning the Dick Howser Trophy, Golden Spikes Award, Brooks Wallace Award, ABCA National Player of the Year Award, and Baseball America’s College Player of the Year Award all in the same season. Or winning BA’s Minor League Player of the Year Award the next season.

      Dude’s got one hell of a mantle.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Nice.

  • Manimal

    Is Scranton playing IN Pawtucket or in Scranton because I went to a beach in Rhode Island and we passed Pawtuckett on the way there.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      They’re in the grand Scraton/Wilkes-Barre metropolis.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      You do not want to get lost in Pawtucket. It’s not so much dangerous as an old mill town that lost its shine somewhere around 1960.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Glad Girardi is playing J Christ in center. It’s only fitting.

  • Newman

    Uncle Cliffy coughed up the lead in Tampa, ugh

  • Joey

    Kind of a random question, but the last few day games Girardi has had on this very nice pair of sunglasses, and I’m wondering if anyone knows what brand/model they are, I’ve been looking for a new pair

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Oh man, these contract negotiations are going to be so nasty come the time when Derek Jeter needs a new contract. I do have faith in Cashman & Co. that they have enough balls not to be fooled by all that nostalgia and sentimental crap. However, when push comes to shove, will they really allow Jeter to walk?

    • Joey

      In short: no, I don’t see it. They can’t just cold shoulder him ala Bernie, they can’t let him go anywhere else. It just comes down to $$$

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s a free agent after the 2010 season, so he’s still got another 2+ years of decline in front of him before becoming a DH. He’ll hit the FA at age 36.

      • Jeremy

        Jeter will retire a Yankee. That’s it.

        • christopher

          that is one of the few times in baseball where you live with a declingin start so that he can break recods for your team — 3k hits and eventually maybe breaking the hits record.

          next year he should be moved to 1st base – Texiera s going to ommand 20 million a year nad he is NOT a 20 million dollar player

          • Stephen

            is Jeter good enough to be a first baseman? From a hitting standpoint I mean

  • Dave P.

    what the fuck was that?

  • Ivan

    A-Rod should look at that Ump and say do you know who the fuck I am.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Heh, you beat me too it.

  • mustang

    That was fucked up, but it’s ok A-Rod will get them next time.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    David Eckstein would have found a way to get time called on that pitch. A-Rod’s so unclutch.

    • mustang

      No he not stuff like that happens in this park with that pitching A-Rod going to come alive this series.

  • Newman

    Our old buddy David Delucci just hit a bomb off Garza, 4-2 Tribe top 5th

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    David Dellucci with a two run jack, the Tribe leads the Rays 4-2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Heh, blooper reel FTW!

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    At the team shop in that stadium they sell a big framed photo of Robin Ventura getting noogies from Ryan, when Ryan put him in a headlock, and it’s signed by Ryan. Pretty hysterical.

  • Dave P.

    Jarrod,

    Second base is only 90 feet to your right.

  • Joey

    The Salty slide: not very good

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Doing Hank Greenberg proud. Attaboy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Buchholz having his customary meltdown inning.

  • Newman

    Bad 0-2 pitch

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Good enough Cap’n.

    • Joey

      Joba will take it

  • Ivan

    well at lease Jeter save a run.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Double fist pump by the Yanks’ battery.

    • Newman

      Jamal we are really in psynch with the comments tonight, that’s 2 in the span of like 3 minutes

      • Newman

        synch*

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Heh, I noticed. Don’t know whether to laugh or check to see if you’re on the mound in Kansas City right now. Zing!

      • Newman

        Great AB for Senor Cano

    • Joey

      Bush! Bush I tell you!

  • Newman

    Uh oh – battery co-fist pump! Throw em both behind bars!

    • Jeremy

      I’d like to see anyone say crap to their faces.

    • A.D.

      That happened at the end of the PHillies game last night too

  • gxpanos

    I hope Phil the Franchise is taking notes on how Joba the Other Franchise throws breaking balls for strike after strike after strike…

  • Manimal

    Gotta love Joba, shakes his head in disgust that he was even in that situation to begin with.

  • Samsonov KGB

    ken singlton always loves mentioning that he had the hardest hit ball in one of nolan ryans no-hitters

  • Ivan

    Whats up with Buchholz?

  • Ivan

    The Giambino

  • A.D.

    No stache, no problem

  • Manimal

    Good Riddens Mr Mustache.

  • Samsonov KGB

    here comes the ‘stache part deux

  • gxpanos

    Fuck the ‘stache!

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Hipster Yankee fans all over Williamsburg just shaved their ‘staches.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Evan Longoria or Alex Gordon, take your pick.

    I’ll take Longoria, but I think for some reason people are down on Gordon.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Longoria, rather easily. Even assuming Gordon becomes the player he’s capable of becoming, Longoria will be better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      You know, this seems to easy. I have a better one, Andy LaRoche or Ian Stewart?

      I’ll take LaRoche.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        LaRoche. That one’s still kind easy (not a Stewart fan).

      • Ivan

        probably Laroche.

    • Joey

      Longoria

    • Ivan

      Gotta Go with Longoria here. Although Gordon could be a breakout canidate next season.

  • BigBlueAL

    ‘Stache this!!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    That’s the power of the stache-less.

  • Jake K.

    Giambi needs to change his facial hair on a weekly basis.

  • Scott

    I’m going to go shave mine right now

  • Joey

    Just thought of this, don’t know why. But lets pretend Andy and Moose and both coming back, everyone is healthy. Who gets opening day start at TNYS? The Wanger, Joba, Andy, Moose? (And lets pretend we don’t have CC or any other FAs)

    • Scott

      Kind of a stupid question, because we see how useless being an opening day starter can be…ex) Pavano last year

      • Joey

        lol I know, like I said, I don’t know why I thought of it. I’d say Joba- let the future start!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Screw that, let Mo start the game.

    • Charles

      Hmm,either Andy or Moose? or the Hammer of God?

    • Batty

      Wang – Joba – Andy – Moose – Ponson

      • DP

        I really hope having Ponson in there is a joke.

  • giselle

    so i found the video steve was referring to in last night’s post-game write up that shows highlights of the hughes-pavano rehab game on saturday.

    http://www.wspa.com/spa/sports.....fragment-1

    youre welcome.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      You rule.

    • A.D.

      thank you

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      There’s a shot of the radar gun (right before Austin Krum makes that diving catch) that reads 96-MPH for Hughes.

      • giselle

        damn thats very observant of you! how about that catch he made? it was great.

  • A.D.

    Malec & AJAX nice games in trenton

    • Manimal

      When will Ajax come up to trenton, its gotta be soon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Probably, if at all, he will have a cameo during the final week or the playoffs.

      • Charles

        Um, he’s already in Trenton.

      • A.D.

        SWB I assume you mean?

        If so I agree with Jamal

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, Clay Buchholz is shaking off Jason Varitek after he’s given up three runs in the inning, has the bases loaded, two out, and just issued a HBP forcing in a run. He threw a 2-1 Curveball, it missed (he did get out of the inning without allowing any more runs).

    • Ivan

      Whats up with him.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Just going through growing pains, I would assume. I love his stuff…and his girlfriend.

  • gxpanos

    Nice AB for Robbie, even if he makes an out.

    • Dave P.

      Very nice AB

    • Ivan

      even better a homer.

    • gxpanos

      Even a better AB though, since he went yard and everything.

    • Chip

      Yes, VERY nice at-bat!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Ouch babe.

  • Manimal

    Did cano just work a count and then find one to hit out for a home run?

    • Chip

      Yeah, this is the second-half Cano, I think you’re thinking of what the first half one would have done

  • Charles

    Robbie! Man,what an at-bat.

  • Scott

    Robbie Cano….:”Dont ya know”

  • Dave P.

    Is Christian faster than Gardner?

    • Chip

      No

      • Scott

        That’s like asking who’s funnier Robin Williams or Billy Crystal…they both super-funny

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          In 1988. Maybe.

          • Scott

            Check out the movie Father’s Day from 1997

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Ok… If you’re kidding, that’s hilarious. If not, agree to disagree. lol

              • Scott

                I’m being as sarcastic as i’m can possibily be, not as happy only up 3-2 now though…

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Ok, I suck for not catching on, and you rule. You’re smart, I’m not so intelligent, yadda yadda.

                • Scott

                  It’s ok…because your name refers to one favorite yanks of all time Raul Mondesi (sarcasm…) why wasn’t he at old-timers day

        • Dave P.

          If Robin Williams and Billy Crystal are super-funny, then what’s Dave Chapelle and Chris Rock? LOL…..

          I get your point. Thanks.

          • Scott

            No Problem, here for some attempt at comedy, only because the yanks are up 3-0…if losing not so much

            • Scott

              Now, not so funny

              • Dave P.

                Thanks. Thanks a lot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, someone at the BOS/KC game is sitting in the stands with a raccoon hat with a sign that reads: “VINCE YOUNG IS THE WORST PASSING QUARTERBACK EVER”. Yeah, I don’t know where to begin either.

    • Ivan

      Ok…… I will say this, Vince young will be better than Mike Vick.

      • Manimal

        Except in Video Games, I owned in the older madden games with Mike Vick.

    • gxpanos

      Vince Young is great at RSVP’ing to all-male, no-shirt parties, though. Maybe the best ever.

    • A.D.

      It should say “We traded draft picks for Herm Edwards???????”

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Bay has K’d twice tonight. It would be very nice if he would remember he’s REPLACING Manny, he’s not ACTUALLY Manny.

  • Dave P.

    How do you walk Jason Varitek twice in a game?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      When your getting paid $55MM to throw meaningless games in KC?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Brandon Laird is officially en fuego. Another jack.

    • Charles

      Lots of power for that guy. How old is he again? 20?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        Nah, probably 22 or 23.

        • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

          He’ll be 21 in Setepmber.

  • Manimal

    All my friends are bragging about Bay when we obviously got the better Pirate outfielder.

    • A.D.

      we certainly paid less

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I like Jason Bay better. Much better track record, quite the underrated player in mainstream channels.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      “Obviously” is quite the strong word. Bay has certainly had the better career thus far.

      • Manimal

        I meant this year lol sorry I left that out.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Okay phew, I was worried. Bay’s clearly the better player.

  • A.D.

    Trivia question answer: Jason Varitek, all he does is catch no hitters

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    God damn, when you go to see Chris Davis play, you need to buy two tickets: one for the game, and one for the gun show. Dude’s jacked.

  • Charles

    Garcia for Tampa: 3ip,6h,2r,1er,1bb,6ks. Not bad eh?

    • A.D.

      better than he had been, 6ks is nice

      Shaping up to be quite the dotf

  • BigBlueAL

    Is Joba pitching or Moose with all these breaking balls on 3-2 counts????

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    A nice little Texas heat homerun right there.

    • Ivan

      Yea but he hung that slider pretty bad.

  • Manimal

    Since the all star break, Joba has allowed 3 walks while striking out 26(so far)

  • Batty

    Haha – John Sterling just pronounced Gagne as Gag-ne :D

  • A.D.

    Ouch Salty

    any word on Mos availability tonight?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      In the pre-game show they said he looked stiff today, then he shagged some flies and pronounced himself ready to go tonight.

  • Charles

    That Charleston team is totally destroying their opponent. 13-0 bottom of the fifth.

    • Charles

      Plus, their pitcher has an incredibly low WHIP.

      • A.D.

        .20!….but his “hip” is even lower

        Everyone on the team has a hit tonight

  • Batty

    PA says good to go, I bet Girardi uses him as a last resort though.

  • Scott

    At least once a game, john sterling causes me to erupt into laughter, for any number of reasons….

    Whats the under/over on how many times a game he says “Amazing”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Can’t wait to see that movie.

    • Manimal

      which one?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        “Pineapple Express”.

  • Jake K.

    Rough inning for the kid. But he was due for one.

  • Manimal

    I love cold showers when you have sunburn. Feels goooooooood.

  • Dave P.

    Don’t even say it Jamal.

  • Dave P.

    nevermind. He didn’t make contact.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Cliff Lee better get out of this jam (runners on first and second, no out, Carlos Pena up).

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      For the sake of my fantasy team, I hope so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Stopped in my opinion.

  • A.D.

    Nice balk

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW i looked it up Cone did balk 10 times in 1988.

  • Ivan

    lets get those two runs back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Wilkins de La Rosa’s non-no bid is over.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    ha ha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Great defensive play by Asdrubal Cabrera allows Cliff Lee to get out of that jam un-scored upon.

  • Newman

    Balk! Count it

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    A-Rod with a clutch induce-a-balk.

  • A.D.

    What just happend??

  • Dave P.

    I’m at work with the sound down at the TV. Someone please explain to me what is going on.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      balked in the run.

      • Dave P.

        I mean why was it called if he was in the windup?

        • Joey

          He stepped off with his left foot after he was set or something. IDK…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Couple balks led to a Yankee run.

  • A.D.

    2 balks in an inning, don’t see that every day

  • Batty

    Well you don’t see that very often.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow if i called that balk all the time with the 13 to 14 yo’s, heck even the high-school kids i could call 5 to 10 balks a game….

  • Charles

    Arod is so unclutch. It’s Arod’s fault that Damon scored on a balk instead of from a clutch two run homerun.

  • Joey

    58 mph curveball? Damn thats slow

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey Jamal when I was reading through the game comments of yesterday’s game I saw you asked if it still is a hit-by-pitch if the batter gets hit on a bounce and the answer is yes it is, dont know if anyone answered it but I figured I would since I have to know that stuff…..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Ever seen one in one of your games?

      • BigBlueAL

        Shit, I started out umping 9-10 yo’s what do you think!!!! Even with the high-school kids you see at times breaking balls short-hop kids off the ankles or foot at times. But it is definitely not common….

  • A.D.

    But its a dry heat, notice the relative humidity is low

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Uh-oh, that’s no good.

  • A.D.

    Pudge, still so quick behind the plate

  • Joey

    5-2 Tribe now

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    bullshit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Bob Davidson feels like a man because he’s screaming at A-Rod, fuck him.

  • http://yankeesmtom.blogspot.com Steve S

    I don’t know if anyone mentioned this, but Rotoworld says Dan Giese will take Rasner’s rotation spot.

  • A.D.

    How is kinsler not out?

  • Joey

    Joba with those cat like reflexes

  • Dave P.

    horseshit, horseshit, horseshit.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    are they watching the same replay as us? the ball clearly hit him.

    • Joey

      did it hit him in fair territory?

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        right in front of the plate.

        • Joey

          He should have been out then

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            never said he shouldn’t have been called out, but singleton and cone could also get their heads out of their asses after they’ve watched the replay 10 times.

  • Joey

    that was fair!!!!!! c’mon umps! you guys suck this game, damn

  • A.D.

    Looks like the ball hit Kinsler when he was out of the box

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That out gave me a heart attack.

    • Joey

      you and everyone else in Yankee Universe

  • A.D.

    damn

  • PsiFighter37

    Goddammit, Joba.

  • A.D.

    Joba keeps falling behind

  • Joey

    Fuck.

  • MJM

    So if the second base ump saw that ball hit Kinsler (and I think it probably did), why didn’t he call it initially. Instead, he called the runner out at second.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      davidson has no business making that call.

  • Ivan

    Bitch ass Homerun.

  • BigBlueAL

    I guess Joba is human….

  • Joey

    Well, at least we get to see how Joba responds to adversity

  • A.D.

    All cause someone in the pregame had to bring up how few hr Joba had given up

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    They should take Joba out after this inning. He’s over 90 pitches and it’s a billion degrees out. This game won’t end 5-4, don’t worry.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    nightmare fuel

  • Samsonov KGB

    please dont let this be another phil hughes

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Oh. Shit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Fuck shoulder. Fuckfuckfuckfuck.

    • Joey

      Oh. Shit.

    • Ivan

      Well lets hope not.

  • A.D.

    this isnt good

  • E-ROC

    Fuck me! Joba was pointing to his shoulder.

  • BigBlueAL

    Oh my GOD he was complaining about his shoulder, this season is crumbling before our eyes…….

  • zzzzz

    hold your breath.

  • Newman

    Holy fuck

  • Ivan

    Texas pitching sucks and you got 4 innings to work, so they should get some runs here.

    • BigBlueAL

      Winning this game doesnt mean shit if Joba is hurt and out for an extended period of time….

      • Joey

        Bingo

      • Ivan

        No shit, but I gotta be optimistic here. Probably nothing serious

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      This game is important, Tampa and Boston are losing.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The bright side: his velocity never dropped.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Last pitch was 96.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Yeah I’m with Mike A. here (and surprisingly, Cone too). We have no idea what’s up with Joba. We can jump off a bridge later if we get bad news, for now for all we know he got a cramp.

  • giselle

    ok whats going on w/ joba’s shoulder? i’m on gameday…

  • bklynJT

    Fuck you Texas!!! Why do our pitchers always get hurt here!

  • Samsonov KGB

    is a shoulder injury worse than an elbow injury?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Yes. A lot more unknowns in terms of surgery.

    • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

      yes, worst case scenario with a shoulder is MUCH worse than worse case with an elbow … for example, the yankees are willing to sign pitchers with elbow issues (andrew brackman) but are much less willing to take chances on shoulder issues (scott bittle the 2nd round draft pick this year).

  • Babe’s Ghost

    Holy shit… listening on the radio… could Joba have hurt himself when he jumped out of the way of Pudge’s throw?

    • bklynJT

      Don’t listen to Sterling. It’s almost as unhealthy as pitcihng in 100 degree heat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    This heat isn’t healthy, get a dome you God Damn hicks.

    • Dave P.

      I was just bitchin about that to my coworkers

  • Newman

    Is there any chance it could be a heat relatedd cramp or something? Ugh I can’t even believe this. I’m depressed

    • Joey

      Lets hope thats all it is

  • kunaldo

    well guys…it was a great season…some good storylines, the bullpen developed well…but um…i think it’s time for football…

    FUCK

  • Bill N

    This is no good I am holding my breath and shitting myself at the same time

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      dude, go to the bathroom and breathe, for cripe’s sake.

      • Samsonov KGB

        lmao

  • A.D.

    Judging by the location and pointing to the side thats more of a muscle area than structural

    Hopefully its really just fatigue in the heat

  • Samsonov KGB

    hopefully its just cramps on a hot night

  • bklynJT

    Girardi just touched Eilands shoulder! Please let it be a cramp. Please let cone be right. If he is, i will name my child after you.

    • giselle

      wow, really?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      he touched his arm, not his shoulder.

      • bklynJT

        My bad, Im all F-ed up right now. I meant the top of his arm, the meaty part…near the shoulder.

        • A.D.

          key was all his pitches were fine before that

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          i hear you. it’s very scary. just gotta watch the game and wait for actual news before getting all upset though.

  • Shane D.

    Yes.

  • A.D.

    Bats better get it going, cant count on balks all game

  • A.D.

    giambi is taking this no stache thing well

  • Steve H

    Whattya no, Giambi lives and dies with the stache.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    change of subject.. who else thinks it’s lame that the rangers and chisox both basically ripped off the frieze or facade or whatever you want to call it? i sure do. get your own architecturally significant stadium accoutrement, assholes.

  • Nickel

    Let us all join hands for a moment of silent prayer…

    • Samsonov KGB

      amen

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Buck Showalter just said on BBTN that it is the lesser of two evils that Joba was pointing to the front part fo his shoulder.

    • Steve H

      Keep the relatively good news coming.

    • bklynJT

      Umm, I was hoping for no evil…

  • Joey

    Lets go Yan-Gers! Clap, clap, clap clap clap. Lol

  • Newman

    Anyone else feel like the life has been completely sucked out of you?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Yeah, but with Tampa having already lost and Boston on their way, this game is real big.

      • Newman

        I know, but I’m so worried right now that I can’t focus on the game

  • Ivan

    Lets Go I-Rod.

  • A.D.

    we need a little pudge magic back in texas

    • Steve H

      I don’t think it was magic, just the juice.

  • Ivan

    PH Christian.

  • BigBlueAL

    Clutch Yankees hitting is back…

  • Ivan

    Fuck man.

  • A.D.

    0-3 for j-christ, obv one game, but its as if no one wants to step up and take melks job

    • BigBlueAL

      How bout the “Great” Brett Gardner????

      • A.D.

        that was part of my point, he didn’t step up either

  • Lanny

    The season is over if Joba is out.

    • Greg G.

      Well, it’s good to know we’re all keeping things in perspective.

      • Lanny

        Because we can make up 6 games without our ace. Well, both our aces. Open your eyes.

        • Greg G.

          They’re wide open, thank you very much. But, you’re right, if Joba’s out, I suggest the Yanks just forfeit the rest of the season. Why risk any more injuries by, you know, actually playing games?

      • dan

        I think that’s a logical conclusion

  • Manimal

    YESS Just came back from shower, Giese is in the rotation.

    I hope Joba is ok.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      thanks for the update. feeling refreshed?

      • Manimal

        I got such a bad sunburn today so that cold shower felt wonderful.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          lol, fabulous!

    • Manimal
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Phil Hughes, you and that white horse better get your asses in gear.

    • BigBlueAL

      You think Mr. Miyagi could do that shit he did to the Karate Kid’s leg on Wang’s ankle????

  • Manimal

    I can barely jog in 90 degree weather. Pitching in 101 degrees is just unhealthy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I hate this hick state.

      • BigBlueAL

        I could barely jog in an air-conditioned room, how do you think I would feel????

      • Manimal

        Dont mess with Texas :P

  • DP

    Looks like Kennedy will be up after all

  • Greg G.

    Perhaps we could score a run or two with the top of our order against Jamey Wright? I’m just sayin’.

    • Greg G.

      Or not. Never mind.

  • Ivan

    Good outing by Edwar.

  • marc resnick

    not true Lanny because Hughes is on the way… man i’m effin nervous about Joba… I figured it would happen but why tonight …. all these guys get hurt soo easily. You know how Johnnie Sain would remedy shoulder pain? More Throwing! Thats what he did for tommy glavine… worked pretty well.

    • Greg G.

      Hughes needs a couple more starts in minors. IPK would be ready next rotation turn.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      bob gibson used to throw 11 innings in 9 inning games. these kids today…

      • Greg G.

        …with a separated shoulder, no less.

        • Steve H

          On 1 day of rest

          • BigBlueAL

            Barefoot.

            • Greg G.

              At the age of 53.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

                And back then they didn’t have legs. They had stumps.

            • Manimal

              in the nude.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                dude… lmao… first with the shower update and now with the nude comment… what’s up with you tonight?

          • dan

            I believe he pitched all six games in back to back triple headers on consecutive days.

            • Jack

              After which he walked off and said “Good warmup.”

  • Manimal

    Didn’t Hughes pull his hammy in the no-hit bid in Arlington?

    • dan

      yea, they showed some highlights before

      • Steve H

        as if we needed another reminder

      • Manimal

        I’d call it lowlights.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Yes, reasons why I hate this hick ass state.

  • Jamie

    What happened to Joba? Was it cramps or something?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      lol just read above. don’t rehash it and get everyone all freaked out again.

  • Manimal

    I hate that. Yankees need baserunners and their aiming for the moon.

  • Chris

    To change the subject away from Joba for a moment…. I like that Girardi brought Edwar out again tonight. An outing like yesterday’s under Torre would have relegated him to the dog house for weeks. It’s good to see him get back out there and be successful.

    • dan

      change the subject?!!??! excuse me?

  • Newman

    Bruney in this spot against the top of the order? I dunno about that

    • Manimal

      its hit or miss. Hes throwing 96 mph.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Fucking Texas, every God Damn ball in the air is an adventure.

      • Steve H

        Sure that’s not just Abreu?

  • bklynJT

    To change the subject again… I hate how they played Pudge today. I mean Joba just finished praising Molina after his last start.. Why you gotta go and ruin a good thing.. shit!

  • Newman

    Stiff right shoulder for Joba, what does that mean exactly?

    • dan

      it means they’re trying to calm down the fanbase…. they’ll give him an MRI just to be safe, and then we’ll know what’s up.

  • A.D.

    bats need to get their shit in gear

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Stiffness? That’s good, no? Is that a precursor to something else, a la forearm stiffness to TJS?

    • Manimal

      “Stiffness” in Girardi’s book means he pitched his arm off.

  • Jake H

    Stiff shoulder How bad could that be?

  • Lanny

    We have to be realists to a certain extent. No team loses two aces in one year and still wins.

    Especially with how average the offensive production is.

    • Steve H

      IF we lost him

  • Newman

    Why is Marte not coming in for Hamilton?

    • Greg G.

      They may be saving him in case Rivera cramps up again.

  • Nickel

    I’m holding on to the notion that it’s physically impossible to throw 96 if there’s something horrifically wrong with your shoulder.

  • Joey H

    … and a screless inning fron brian “owch my foot” bruney

  • Steve H

    Sox are rallying, good the thing the captain is up

    • Manimal

      lmao, a K vs RON MAHAY. Can’t believe the yanks were gonna get him in the offseason.

    • Steve H

      Good thing he’s such a great game caller (with NO arm)

  • Lanny

    stiff shoulder from the yankees means he’s done for the year. they will not take any chances with him.

  • Joey H

    ut oh 8th inning, A-rod , u know what that means

    • Doug

      A well-hit line drive that took a pretty good defensive play to field?

      • Chris

        A clutch player would have caused Hamilton to miss play the ball.

      • Joey H

        HOW ABOUThow about hitting it over his head ;). ill take that. especially on a hot summer day in arlington

      • Jack

        An unclutch well-hit line drive that took a pretty good defensive play to field.

  • giselle

    somethings definitely wrong with gameday. it just reported “NYY catcher francisco cervelli left the game due to an injured neck/shoulder”. i’m so confused. is pudge still in the game? are they referring to joba?

    • Chip

      Hahaha yeah, I think it was an error due to the fact that Frank Francisco just came into the game

    • A.D.

      pudge is in the game

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    XXX! XXX! XXX!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Xavier muthafuckin’ Nady.

  • A.D.

    thank you X(BH)

  • MJM

    X-MAN!!!

  • Doug

    X MANNNNN

    A signing of David Justice-level proportions!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Yessir.

  • Joey H

    WOW if nady was a fucking woman i would kiss him dead on the lips lmao!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I-Rod doesn’t care.

    • BigBlueAL

      Dunno about kissing a woman with forearms that big….

      • Joey H

        lmao. you got me al *tips my cap*

  • BigBlueAL

    As Michael Kay said yesterday after Nady’s HR, “X marks the spot!”

  • Steve H

    Think X likes the spotlight or what?

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    It’s official. Xavier McDaniel is my new favorite former NBA professional basketball player.

    XBMFH!

    • Steve H

      And your favorite University is…..?

      • BigBlueAL

        Hell I’ll say it, Xavier!!!!

  • Manimal

    XMAN!! That right fielder played the ball terribly.

    • Steve H

      Looked kinda like Abreu, but he was too close to the wall

  • Pedro

    I’m so behind it’s not even funny, I’m still getting mad at Giambi.

  • Jake H

    X man delivers!

  • Chip

    The Sawx clearly got the better Pirates outfielder

    • Steve H

      And we had to give up a HOF to get ours….ummm, wait a minute…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I like what Girardi is doing, with Veras unlikely available, he is going to make sue he has Marte and MO for the 9th inning or later.

  • Chip

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Melky PH next inning. Girardi loves to PH a guy when he’s struggling

    • Manimal

      it worked with cano in tampa earlier in the year.

    • Steve H

      Are you sure that’s what he does? Or has everyone on the bench struggled all year?

      • Chip

        Yes I’m sure, like Manimal said earlier, he did it when Cano was struggling as well. In fact, he’s done it a few times this season. Sits a guy who’s in a cold streak and then pinch hits him late

    • A.D.

      probably cause they don’t get to think they just get thrown in there

  • Joey H

    nasty stuff by bruney. so can we say he and marte will split the 8th inning ?

  • PsiFighter37

    Christian’s a dumbass, why was he chasing the ball. He stays back and lets it comes to him, it’s only a double.

    • Joey H

      wait i thought they put melky in. i thought i heard kenny say something .. melky

      • A.D.

        it was JC, and its because he doesn’t want to take melkys job

        • Joey H

          id much rather have JC as a situational runner. I.E. yesterday

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Why not IBB Davis to face Salty?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ugh, stop it with bringing the IF in. Never freaking works.

    • Joey H

      precautionary thing. plus we got the bottom of our order coming up. i would have done it too.

    • Joey H

      big game here. we had the bottom of our order coming up. i would have done the same thing. cant afford to make it 5-6

      • Joey H

        WHOOPS sorry its damn double sending. it says it doesnt go thru the first time. my bad.

  • A.D.

    Beating up on the rook with the slider

  • Pedro

    Bad job by Marte

  • dan

    The last time that bruney pitched for the yankees, the bullpen was: mariano, bruney, hawkins, farnsworth, traber, ohlendorf, and joba.

    How times have changed…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Ramon Vasqez has a .491-OPS against LHP, no need to give anything for Salty to hit.

  • Manimal

    Why the hell is JD drew leading off for the sox?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      .406 obp

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      He’s the best option. Jacoby Ellsubury is like Melky Cabrera for them offensively this year, same for Coco Crisp. Dustin Pedroia is too aggressive for a good lead-off hitter and Mike Lowell is slumping miserably so Kevin Youkilis needs to be in the middle of the order.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Sweet.

  • A.D.

    fist pump!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Nice job working out of that one Damaso.

  • Steve H

    Sox, 2 on 2 out top 9th.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      you mean bases loaded, 2 outs.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    BIG spot for jason bay right here

  • Manimal

    WOW, ground ball to SS/3B and they freaking collide, run scores.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      you gotta be F’ng kidding me. keystone cops.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165 Doug

    my27 in Dallas just showed Nolan Ryan sonning Robin Ventura. “Happy anniversary, Nolan. You schooled Robin Ventura.”

  • Manimal

    Sox lose.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Sawkz lose 4-3 to KC.

  • A.D.

    COne, admitting the tricks

    Soria nailed it down

    • ceciguante

      ya, that was hilarious. way to come clean, coney-

  • giselle

    sox lost.

  • BigBlueAL

    C’mon Pudge you gotta be able to get on vs freakin Eddie Guardado!!!!

  • Jack

    Holy shit. Everyday Eddie’s still around?

    • Joey H

      i swore he retired

  • A.D.

    Sexson, really?

  • BigBlueAL

    Sexson sucks

  • Newman

    I think it’s just about time to DFA Dick Sex. Can’t even catch up with an 86 mph “heater”, if you wanna call it that

  • Joey H

    ok that pretty much just got sexon DFA’ed

  • Pedro

    Joe G. overmanaging again.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    If Hideki Matsui comes back, do you DFA Dick Lock Sexy or send down Justin Christian? Personally, I DFA Sexson.

    • BigBlueAL

      Totally Agree.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      i’d think sexson would have to be the odd man out right? i mean, at the very least a guy like christian can come off the bench and pinch run, etc. sexson’s looking pretty useless.

    • KW

      definitely sexson, matsui would DH which is basically all sexson can do (besides play “defense”)

    • Joey H

      sexon definately. he provides nothing but defense. Jc provides a nice stolentbase theat off the bench.

    • A.D.

      no doubt, JC has much more value off the bench

    • yanks99

      How do you DFA a guy with the name Big Dick Sexy?

      • Joey H

        real fucking simple , would you like me to show him the door?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Come on, Derek Jeter. Come the fuck on.

  • Smitt Dog

    Come on Derek. One time buddy…

  • A.D.

    Come on captin, cant gidp, might as well get a hit

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    In all seriousness, it’s time to bring Minky back. Sexson’s utterly useless.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Damn, that was a good pitch to hit.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    that ball just didn’t want to come down, huh.

  • Manimal

    Fucking hamilton. Go get high or something.

    • Joey H

      yea i called him every crack addict cocksucker i could think of

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Fuck Josh Hamilton and his $20.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165 Doug

    Crap. Josh Hamilton likes those barrel roll catches.

  • Biship

    God Dammit A-rod

    • Steve H

      lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter lost his Edge….

  • Joey H

    hamilton’s story was cute and everything, but right now im wishing we never heard it

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      He’s not all he’s CRACKed up to be.

      Awwwwwwww, too soon?

      • Joey H

        owch.. lol

      • Joey

        Nope, hilarious.

  • Pedro

    That was oh so close.

  • Joey

    Huh, Morgan Freeman injured in a car accident, in serious condition… wow

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Like a twinkie, like a twinkie.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        way obscure

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

          Heh, there was a Family Guy episode where one of the cut aways had to do with Morgan Freeman. He was narrating some stupid scene, and Freeman’s voice was like “All I’m doing is sitting in a room, sipping some tea and reading from a script. Like a twinkie, like a twinkie.”

          So now whenever I see/hear Freeman, the first thing that pops into my mind is him saying “like a twinkie, like a twinkie.”

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            i only know the quote because my buddy does the same thing. he thought it was the funniest thing ever. i thought he said it was from something else though, i don’t remember him citing family guy.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      No drugs or alcohol involved. He was actually cracking jokes with on-lookers and the paramedic crew, so hopefully he’ll be cool.

    • A.D.

      broke his arm and injured his shoulder, pretty nuts

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Not bunting with Ian Kinsler, what a concept!

    Well, never mind…

  • Pedro

    Strikes, Marte.

  • steve

    anyone listening on mlb.tv … these ranger announcers get really into it …. BALL FOUR !!!!!

    • Manimal

      Its like their whole staff is Michael Kay on shrooms.

    • Smitt Dog

      Is it that annoying guy with the lisp?

      • steve

        haha yea it is

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Damaso=DamnYoAssGotOwned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Marte, please don’t walk a runner into scoring position for Michael Young.

    • Manimal

      too late.

  • Joey H

    ok that was the game right there

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165 Doug

      COME ON!

      are you kidding me?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Prince Fielder just owned his Brew Crew teammate, Manny Parra, in the dugout.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

    • BigBlueAL

      Saw it on Baseball Tonight but they had no clue on what sent Fielder off.

    • A.D.

      Parra looks completly schocked

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        …or scared.

  • Pedro

    He’s obviously tired. Only our manager can’t see that.

  • Joey H

    ok its official, i have no fingernails left!

  • A.D.

    Abreu should have dropped thaqt, gone for 2

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Facing Marlon Byrd instead of Josh Hamilton with the winning run on is not the worst thing in the world.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      agree. but i can’t believe how marlon f’ng byrd owned us tonight. what a piece of shit of a night.

  • BigBlueAL

    Take him out!!!!

  • Manimal

    God damn it, JUST PUT IN NADY TO PITCH :P

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Why is Girardi leaving Marte in?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      MO is unavailable, I would want Marte in over David.

  • Manimal

    FUCK BITCH

  • BigBlueAL

    Joe Girardi, you FUCKING suck!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Fuck whoever is in the vicinity.

  • Batty

    Wow, that was a dramatic loss…

  • BigBlueAL

    Why does it feel like the season ended tonight???

  • steve

    well that sucked

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    41 pitches for Marte. WTF???

  • Chip

    Where’s Mo when we need him? Ouch

  • Manimal

    Where the fuck is Veras

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      they said he was unavailable tonight. pitched saturday and sunday.

  • Pedro

    Girardi, what a fucking dumbass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I hope somebody puts an extra $100 in Josh Hamilton’s pocket tonight.

  • steve

    at least boston and tampa lost

  • Pedro

    It would be easier to win games if we had a real manager. What a joke Girardi is.

    • Jon

      Now there’s a statement that has a lot of thought in it. And it’s clearly wasn’t made my a mind that’s not thinking clearly due to current events.

  • Brett

    Where was Veras?

    Another clutch game for our money player. Thanks Arod…

    • Jon

      Seriously, cut the A-Rod crap. It’s getting kind of ridiculous. And embarrassing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    David Robertson has given up Home Runs in two straight outings, Jose Veras and Mariano Rivera weren’t even warming so they seemed to be unavailable tonight. I agree with leaving in Marte.

    Would you really bring in a rookie in that scenario after the last two outings he’s had?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      but… need… scapegoat

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Honestly, it’s Joba. With a three run lead during a pennant race in August, you have to hold that shit.

  • A.D.

    Well, that type of game, what should have been a good win turns into a horrible loss

    Whos been bad as a yankee thus far, Demaso Marte

  • Batty

    Trying to think. If Mo’s out, Robertson’s given up the long ball in his last consecutive innings, Edwar pitched, Rasner/Giese just pitched, Bruney pitched who do you go with? Veras – though he’s the only trusted fresh reliever for tomorrow besides Mo? Robertson (though again he’s be fresh for tomorrow but has given up homers recently)?

    Tough choice…

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    YES has to stop showing joba commercials tonight. it’s kinda cruel.

  • http://deleted Randy

    i have a really bad feeling about this loss. i don’t know why. they didn’t lose ground but with joba down and mo unavailable again there is something going wrong with this team.

  • Manimal

    Why is he so wild? Can’t handle a pressure cooker like Arlington?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Probably had something to do with throwing so many damn pitches, especially since wiggling his way out of the 8th inning wasn’t exactly a low stress situation. Ridiculous.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    So that’s the second straight game in which Girardi’s left a reliever in too long, resulting in a grand slam.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Dude, would you really want David Robertson in there with his past two outings and considering he is a rookie? I know leaving in Marte isn’t ideal but it was the lesser of two evils. Veras and MO was unavailable, I agree with the move.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

        I was surprised he sent him out there for the 9th. Marte pitched around a one out double in the 8th, so it’s not like he cruised that inning. I mean, did Girardi learn nothing from yesterday? Marte had thrown 40 pitches, and only 22 strikes, before that pitch to Byrd.

    • http://deleted Randy

      one of a few games where his decisions have directly impacted the outcome of a game. the jay bruce/mussina game comes to mind.

      • Manimal

        manny/moose incidents.

    • Pedro

      And he will do it again if he has the chance. Too damn stubborn. Not only did we lose the game but we also lose Marte for a couple of days now. Great job coach!

    • A.D.

      thats what happens when starters dont give you innings and thus the bp gets over used

      • http://deleted Randy

        i’m not sure that is what the issue was for this particular game. joba got hurt and everyone did their job after he left outside of marte who struggled right from the first at bat he had. the starter leaving early wasn’t expected nor did it effect the outcome of the game.

        • http://deleted Randy

          or are you talking about rasner yesterday? in that case, i agree with you.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          his point is simply that the bp can get overexposed when your starter doesn’t give you enough innings. the starter leaving early affects the outcome of the game.

          • http://deleted Randy

            i understand the point completely. i’m talking about at what point did that affect marte giving up a grand slam to shitty marlon byrd? MY point is that joba leaving the game early didn’t impact the outcome of the game. that is also why i asked is he referring to rasner not going five yesterday because that seemed to have taken more than one pitcher out of the equation for this game which clearly limited the options that were at girardi’s disposal.

  • NYFan50

    Has there been a worse game this season? Can anyone think of one? Between losing like that and potentially losing Joba…I mean, this is the worst game of the season so far, no?

  • Manimal

    Yankees always miss their opportunities. They could’ve gained ground and they didn’t. I know it happens every once and a while but at the end of the season is serious business.